Jim Townsend is a Michigan State Representative from Royal Oak. He is also a delegate for the Democratic National Convention and throughout the event he will write a daily blog myFOXdetroit.com. You can also hear Jim this week as he calls in a report during the Fox 2 Mornings show around 7:45 a.m.
Former President Clinton's speech was a tour de force. It was a message of hope combined with a detailed and often devastating rebuttal of the Republicans' attacks on President Obama.
To me the most moving part of the speech was when Mr. Clinton reminded us that America, since the revolution, has always been a come-back nation. "We're coming back," he told us. The question is what kind of country do we want to become - a winner take all country or a nation that recognizes that we're all in this together.
President Clinton reminded us that our democracy sets an example for the rest of the world and that politics does not have to be a "blood sport."
He even praised some of the work of both Presidents Bush and contrasted that with the current Republican Congress's obsession with defeating President Obama, rather than cooperating to rebuild our economy.
The arena exploded when President Obama came on stage to thank Mr. Clinton for a truly extraordinary speech.